Weekly jockey review, 7/25/18; Saratoga, Del Mar opening week wrap-ups

It was a thrilling first week at Del Mar and Saratoga. We’ll recap the action from a jockeys angle here. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Saratoga Javier Castellano dominated early at “The Spa,” winning eight races over four days, including a Monday hat-trick. Castellano also recorded a win in Saturday’s Sanford…

Classy American Anthem should prevail in San Carlos

The seven-furlong San Carlos Stakes is the closing Saturday feature at Santa Anita. The Grade II, $250,000 event drew a field of eight older sprinters. Post time for the San Carlos, Race 11 of 12 on the program, is 8:28 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #4 AMERICAN…

Hofburg should spoil Justify’s Triple Crown bid in Belmont Stakes

The Grade I, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes takes place for the 150th time on Saturday at New York’s Belmont Park. JUSTIFY looks to become the 13th Triple Crown winner (and the second to be undefeated in doing so) while pitted against nine rivals in this 1 1/2-mile test of stamina. The Belmont, Race 11 of…

Mopotism stands out in Santa Margarita

The Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes puts some of the west’s best distaffers in the spotlight this Saturday. A field of 10 will go 1 1/8-miles on Santa Anita’s main course in pursuit of a $400,000 purse. Post time for the Santa Margarita, Race 9 of 10 on the day, is 7:00 p.m. EST. In…

Collected can claim victory in Breeders’ Cup Classic

The 34th Breeders’ Cup Classic takes place this Saturday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Some of the world’s most accomplished handicap horses, including GUN RUNNER and ARROGATE, will test their mettle at 1 1/4-miles on dirt. The field of 11 will go postward at approximately 8:35 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering,…

Indiana Derby selections, jockey analysis; 7/15/17

The Grade III, $500,000 Indiana Derby takes place Saturday night at Indiana Grand race course. Notable runners from the Triple Crown trail such as IRAP, WILD SHOT and UNTRAPPED are present in the 11-horse field. Post time for the Indiana Derby, the ninth of 10 races, is 9:49 p.m. EST. They’ll go 1 1/16-miles on…

Santa Anita selections, jockey analysis for 6/24/17

The Affirmed Stakes and Precisionist Stakes highlight the action at Santa Anita this Saturday. Three-year-olds will throw it down in the Affirmed, led by Kentucky Derby third-place finisher BATTLE OF MIDWAY, while older horses will do battle in the Precisionist. Both are Grade III events carrying $100,000 purses, and both go at 1 1/16th-miles on…

Iliad should produce epic performance in Santa Anita Derby

This Saturday’s feature on a stakes-packed card at Santa Anita is the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby. It’s Race 8 on an 11-race program, and it drew a field of 13. A total of 170 Kentucky Derby points will be awarded to the top four finishers, with 100 going to the victor. Post…

Can Cloud Computing conquer El Areeb in the Gotham?

A field of ten has assembled for Aqueduct’s penultimate prep for the Kentucky Derby; the Gotham Stakes. It’s a Grade III event worth $300,000 and it will be run at 1 1/16th miles on the inner dirt course. The race offers 50 Derby points to the winner down to five points for fourth. Post time…

Santa Anita stakes, jockey analysis for 2/4/17

Santa Anita hosts four graded stakes on Saturday, featuring some of the top horses in training in Southern California. We’ll go over a pair of them here. Don’t forget to put this information to use when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Santa Anita Race 8 (Post time: 7:00 p.m. EST) The Grade II San…